The event kicked off right outside the Ithaca Police Department.
The Law Enforcement Torch Run, which Texas joined in 1985, is the Special Olympics' largest grass-roots fundraiser and public-relations event.
Friday morning, Atlanta Police Department Chief Shields and a Special Olympics Georgia athlete will light the torch and pass it off for the 2018 Final Leg Torch Run. "It's a pretty hot day", says Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office Captain Dale Schellette.
Other items, such as Torch Run T-shirts and raffle tickets, will be awarded for various donation amounts, according to the release.
Great Falls is on fire as the Special Olympics Flame of Hope lit up the Four Seasons Arena for the opening ceremonies on Wednesday. The donut, called "The Champion", will be available at Dunkin' Donuts locations in Chicago and suburbs May 18.
Two separate teams made of around fifteen active and former law enforcement officers along with dozens of Special Olympians are making their way across the state to raise awareness and funding for Special Olympics South Dakota. "Then I like talking to Detective Robbie and all the nice people who donate".